|Mount Baker, Washington--a Hazardous Beauty: Image of the Day - NASA -- Astronaut photographs eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=15491 ISS008-E-15491 and eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=15493 ISS008-E-15493 and were acquired February 12, 2004, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with 80- and 400-mm lenses (respectively), and are provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/ International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.|
The Cascade Range is an arc of volcanoes that extends from southwestern British Columbia to northern California. One of the six major composite volcanoes (formed by alternating layers of extruded lava and compacted ash) is Mount Baker in northern Washington. Close to the Canadian border, Mount Baker is about 85 miles north-northeast of Seattle and 65 miles southeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. This beautiful, snow-capped peak dominates the skyline from Bellingham, Washington to Vancouver, an...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Crater; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- California; Where -- Washington; Where -- Vancouver
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|William Smith's Geological Map of England: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day|
Before the late eighteenth century, residents of England didn't necessarily take much interest in the rocks under their feet. The arrival of the Industrial Revolution, however, drew the attention of the country's entrepreneurs downward. England's industrialists began plunging deep underground for coal -- the fossilized remains of ancient swamps -- and carving canals across the countryside to transport it efficiently...
Keywords: What -- GRASP
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|Work Is a Spacewalk - NASA|
During the STS-131 mission's first spacewalk, astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson (out of frame) moved a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from space shuttle Discovery's cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the station, retrieved an experiment from the Japanese Kibo Laboratory exposed facility and replaced a Rate Gyro Assembly on one of the truss segments. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: Who -- Rick Mastracchio; Who -- Clayton Anderson; What -- STS-131; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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|LRO and LCROSS Launch on Lunar Journey - Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance|
An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off with NASA's LRO/LRCOSS mission from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:32 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2009. The mission is expected to relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon. Image Credit: Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
Keywords: What -- Atlas; What -- Moon
|King of All He Surveys - NASA|
Sitting majestically atop a utility pole at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a bald eagle is king of all he surveys. Kennedy co-exists with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which provides a habitat for 330 species of birds including bald eagles. A variety of other wildlife--117 kinds of fish, 65 types of amphibians and reptiles, 31 different mammals, and 1,045 species of plants--also inhabit the refuge...
Keywords: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Where -- Florida
|Crew Impact Attenuation Testing - NASA/Sean Smith|
A successful test of the Orion crew module's energy absorbing strut concept, was performed June 9, 2009, at the Landing and Impact Research Facility, also known as the gantry. The 20,000-pound (9,072 kg) apparatus, called the Crew Impact Attenuation System Test Article, represents the Orion crew module seat pallet that will accommodate 4-6 astronauts. The test article was dropped from 18-feet (5.5 m) onto crushable honeycomb material, which is sized to represent various landing conditions Orion ...
Keywords: What -- Orion
|Homecoming for Atlantis - NASA/Carl Winebarger|
Space shuttle Atlantis' main gear touched down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:48 a.m. EDT, completing a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. On board were Commander Ken Ham, pilot Tony Antonelli, Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Steve Bowen and Piers Sellers. The six-member STS-132 crew carried the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the International Space Station...
Keywords: Who -- Garrett Reisman; Who -- Piers Sellers; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- International Space Station ISS; What -- STS-132; Where -- Kennedy Space Center KSC; Where -- Florida
|Administrator Bolden Speaks at AAIA-WIA Luncheon - NASA|
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks during a luncheon co-hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Women In Aerospace (WIA), Wednesday, Dec., 9, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton in Arlington, Va. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Keywords: Who -- Charles Bolden
|NASA Day on the Hill - NASA/Carla Cioffi|
Exhibits highlight NASA's Earth and space science portfolio, cutting-edge aeronautics research and technology development and continued leadership in human space flight and exploration for NASA Day on the Hill in the Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, on June 23, 2010. Pictured is Scarab, a new generation lunar rover designed to assist astronauts take rock and mineral samples and explore the lunar surface...
Keywords: What -- Earth
|A Break in Training - NASA|
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-133 crew takes a break from a simulated launch countdown to ham it up on the 195-foot level of Launch Pad 39A. From left are, Pilot Eric Boe, Mission Specialist Michael Barratt, Commander Steve Lindsey, and Mission Specialists Tim Kopra, Nicole Stott, and Alvin Drew. The simulation was part of a week-long Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. Discovery and its STS-133 crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and...
Keywords: Who -- Eric Boe; Where -- Florida; Who -- Michael Barrat; Who -- Steven Lindsey; Who -- Tim Kopra; Who -- Alvin Drew Jr; What -- STS-133; What -- Robonaut 2; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC); Who -- Nicole Stott
|Roy S. Estess - NASA|
NASA remembers Roy Estess, former Stennis Space Center Director, who passed away on June 25, 2010. Estess had a 37-year career at NASA, which began in 1966 where he was a test engineer at NASA's Stennis Space Center, known then as the Mississippi Test Facility, and worked on the engines for the Apollo Program. In 1989, he was named center director of Stennis and served in that role until 2002. He also served as acting center director of Johnson Space Center...
Keywords: Who -- Roy S. Estess; Who -- Frank Culbertson; Who -- Mikhail Tyurin; Who -- Vladimir N. Dezhurov; What -- STS-108; Where -- Stennis Space Center SSC; Where -- Mississippi; Where -- Johnson Space Center JSC; Where -- Russia
|A Feat of Daring Display - NASA|
Anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint, astronaut Garrett Reisman continued his work during the first of three planned spacewalks for the STS-132 mission. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and NASA astronaut Steve Bowen installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and added a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station's robotic arm...
Keywords: Who -- Garrett Reisman; What -- STS-132; Who -- Garrett Reisman; What -- STS-132
|Into the Night - NASA, ESA, Hubble, R. Sahai JPL|
Researchers do not yet know what is lighting up IRAS 05437+2502, a small, faint nebula that spans only 1/18th of a full moon toward the constellation of the Taurus. Particularly enigmatic is the bright upside-down V that defines the upper edge of this floating mountain of interstellar dust. This ghost-like nebula involves a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by the IRAS satellite in infrared light in 1983...
Keywords: What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS; What -- Moon; What -- Taurus; What -- Hubble Space Telescope HST; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL
|Inspiration on Parade - NASA/Chris Lynch|
Astronaut Leland Melvin waved to the crowds from the NASA Glenn Research Center float during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Timken Grand Parade on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Melvin is a veteran of two space shuttle flights to the International Space Station and has logged over 565 hours in space. Prior to his selection as an astronaut, he was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the eleventh round of the 1986 National Football League college draft and participated in the Toronto Argonauts ...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- International Space Station ISS; Where -- NASA Headquarters; Where -- Glenn Research Center GRC; Where -- Toronto; Where -- Washington
|The Blackness of Space - NASA|
Spacewalker Michael Good, barely visible in his white spacesuit against the station, participated in the STS-132 mission's third and final spacewalk. During the six-hour, 46-minute spacewalk, Good and fellow NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman completed the installation of the final two new batteries for the B side of the port 6 solar array. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: Who -- Garrett Reisman; What -- STS-132
|Docked at the Station - NASA|
This image features the Atlantis' cabin and forward cargo bay and a section of the International Space Station while the two spacecraft remain docked, photographed during the STS-132 mission's first spacewalk. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: What -- International Space Station ISS; What -- STS-132
|Quake Aftershock Damage Seen by NASA Satellite - NASA|
The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASAâs Terra spacecraft captured this false-color image of Haiti on Jan. 21, 2010, nine days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the region and caused massive damage and loss of life, and one day after a large 5.9 aftershock caused additional damage. While ASTER's 50-foot resolution is not sufficient to see damaged buildings, it can be used to identify other results...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Haiti
|Light for the Ages - NASA/JPL-Caltech/NRL/GSFC|
Today, our sun reaches its northernmost point in planet Earth's sky. Called a solstice, the date traditionally marks a change of seasons -- from spring to summer in Earth's Northern Hemisphere and from fall to winter in Earth's Southern Hemisphere. In this image from 2007, NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory STEREO satellites provided the first three-dimensional images of the sun. STEREO, a two-year mission that launched October 2006, provided a unique and revolutionary view of the Su...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory; What -- STEREO; What -- STEREO A; What -- Earth
|Work Continues on the Station - NASA|
In this one of a series of digital still images, astronaut Dave Wolf performs his second spacewalk, which is also the second of five scheduled spacewalks for the STS-127 mission. Astronauts Wolf and Tom Marshburn (out of frame) successfully transferred a spare KU-band antenna to long-term storage on the space station, along with a backup coolant system pump module and a spare drive motor for the station's robot arm transporter...
Keywords: What -- STS-127
|Testing for the Future - NASA|
Testing advanced designs for high-speed aircraft in 1948, an engineer makes final calibrations to a model mounted in the 6 x 6 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. NACA, NASA's predecessor organization the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, was established in March 1913 by Congress to ''supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight, with a view to their practical solutions.'' The Ames Aeronautical Laborat...
Keywords: Where -- Ames Research Center ARC; Where -- California
|Blue Like Mars - NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona|
This image shows the west-facing side of an impact crater in the mid-latitudes of Mars' northern hemisphere. Like many mid-latitude Martian craters, this one has gullies along its walls that are composed of alcoves, channels and debris aprons. The origins of these gullies have been the subject of much debate; they could have been formed by flowing water, liquid carbon dioxide or dry granular flows...
Keywords: What -- Crater; What -- Mars; What -- High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment HiRISE; Where -- Arizona
|Expedition 24 Heads to the Station - NASA/Carla Cioffi|
The Soyuz TMA-19 rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, carrying Expedition 24 NASA astronauts Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock, and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin to the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-19 rocket launched at 3:35 a.m Kazakhstan time, or 5:35 p.m EDT. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi
Keywords: Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin; What -- Soyuz TM; What -- International Space Station ISS; Where -- Kazakhstan; Where -- Douglas
|Of Dust and Creation - NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA|
This infrared image taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a star-forming cloud teeming with gas, dust and massive newborn stars. WISE, which is surveying the whole sky in infrared light, is particularly sensitive to the warm dust that permeates star-forming clouds like this one. In this way, WISE complements visible-light observations. The mission also complements Hubble and other telescopes by showing the 'big picture,'' providing context for more detailed observat...
Keywords: What -- Explorer; What -- WISE; What -- Visible Light
|Another View - NASA|
Astronauts Michael Good left and Garrett Reisman look through the aft flight deck windows of space shuttle Atlantis during the mission's third aspacewalk. During the spacewalk, Good and Reisman completed the installation of the final two of the six new batteries for the B side of the port 6 solar array. In addition, the astronauts installed a backup ammonia jumper cable between the port 4 and 5 trusses of the station and transferred a power and data grapple fixture from the shuttle to the statio...
Keywords: Who -- Garrett Reisman; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
|Spacewalker - NASA|
Anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint Garrett Reisman conducts the mission's first spacewalk. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and Steve Bowen installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and added a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station's robotic arm. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: Who -- Garrett Reisman
|Smoother Landings - NASA|
Spacecraft attempting to land on an unfamiliar surface need to perform a maneuver called ''deep throttling'' -- a step that allows the vehicle to precisely throttle down to perform a smooth, controlled landing. NASA and industry partners have demonstrated this type of engine control capability to help design a more reliable and robust descent engine that could be used to land space exploration vehicles on the moon, an asteroid or another planet...
Keywords: What -- Moon
|STS-129 Crew Meets With Members of Congress - NASA/Paul E. Alers|
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, the STS-129 space shuttle crew and members of the Congressional Black Caucus pose for a group photo at the Capitol Building, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Washington. Back row from left to right: U.S. Rep Donna Edwards (D-MD), U.S. Rep Diane Watson (D-CA), NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, astronauts Leland Melvin, Mike Forman, Robert Satcher, Barry Wilmore, Randy Breznik, and U.S...
Keywords: Who -- Charles Bolden; What -- STS-129; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Washington
|Giants Among Us - NASA/Bill Ingalls|
Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stand in recognition of astronaut John Glenn during the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Washington. The committee presented the three Apollo 11 astronauts with a framed copy of House Resolution 607 honoring their achievement, and announced passage of legislation awardin...
Keywords: Who -- Michael Collins; Who -- Neil A. Armstrong; Who -- Buzz Aldrin; Who -- John H. Glenn; What -- Apollo 11; Where -- Washington
|Standing on the Chukchi Sea - NASA/Kathryn Hansen|
Scientists on the sea ice in the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska disperse equipment on July 4, 2010, as they prepare to collect data on and below the ice. The research is part of NASA's ICESCAPE mission aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy to sample the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the ocean and sea ice. Impacts of Climate change on the Eco-Systems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment ICESCAPE is a multi-year NASA shipborne project...
Keywords: Where -- Chukchi Sea; Where -- Alaska
|Landsat 7 Reveals Large-scale Fractal Motion of Clouds : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and caption courtesy Bob Cahalan, NASA GSFC|
This Landsat 7 image of clouds off the Chilean coast near the Juan Fernandez Islands (also known as the Robinson Crusoe Islands) on September 15, 1999, shows a unique pattern called a ''von Karman vortex street.'' This pattern has long been studied in the laboratory, where the vortices are created by oil flowing past a cylindrical obstacle, making a string of vortices only several tens of centimeters long...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; What -- Landsat
|Preparing for Liftoff - NASA/Carla Cioffi|
The Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 13, 2010. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 24 astronauts Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock, and Russian Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 15. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi
Keywords: Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin; What -- Soyuz TM; Where -- Kazakhstan
|President Obama Talks With Shuttle and Station Crews - NASA|
President Barack Obama is joined by members of Congress, including former astronaut Sen. Bill Nelson, right, and school children as he talks Tuesday,...
Keywords: NASA Image of the Day
|Spring Ice Chokes the Bering Strait : Image of the Day - NASA --= George Riggs, NASA GSFC|
MODIS image of the Bering Sea, Bering Strait and southern Arctic Ocean acquired 7 May 2000. Image generated from MODIS band 2 (0.85 microns) at 250 m spatial resolution. Detailed structure and leads in the ice pack are apparent. Ice flow from the Bering Strait southward to the Bering Sea is seen in great detail.
Keywords: Where -- Bering Sea; Where -- Arctic Ocean
|Lagoons of New Caledonia - NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team|
In 2008, UNESCO added the Lagoons of New Caledonia to the World Heritage Site list. The Lagoons comprise six marine clusters that represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia and one of the three most extensive reef systems in the world. These Lagoons feature a remarkable diversity of coral and fish species and a continuum of habitats from mangroves to seagrasses with the world's most diverse concentration of reef ...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- New Caledonia; Where -- Pacific Ocean
|Launching Into History - NASA|
On June 18, 1983, a young physicist from California took her seat aboard the space shuttle and launched into history. On that date, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a mission specialist on STS-7. In this image Ride monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: Who -- Sally Ride; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- California
|Earth's Horizon - NASA|
Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for Atlantis' aft section while it was docked with the International Space Station during the STS-132 mission. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: What -- International Space Station ISS; What -- STS-132
|Expedition 20 Lands - NASA|
The Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Padalka and Barratt returned from six months onboard the International Space Station, along with Laliberte who arrived at the station on Oct. 2 with Expedition 21 Flight Engineers Jeff Williams and Maxim Suraev aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft...
Keywords: Who -- Gennady Padalka; What -- Soyuz TM; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Kazakhstan
|MODIS Views Variations in Cloud Types : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image by Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison|
This MODIS image, centered over the Great Lakes region in North America, shows a variety of cloud types. The clouds at the top of the image, colored pink, are cold, high-level snow and ice clouds, while the neon green clouds are lower-level water clouds. Because different cloud types reflect and emit radiant energy differently, scientists can use MODIS' unique data set to measure the sizes of cloud particles and distinguish between water, snow, and ice clouds...
|Supersonic Green Machine - NASA|
This future aircraft design concept for supersonic flight over land comes from the team led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The team's simulation shows possibility for achieving overland flight by dramatically lowering the level of sonic booms through the use of an ''inverted-V'' engine-under wing configuration. Other revolutionary technologies help achieve range, payload and environmental goals...
|Symbol of Cooperation - NASA|
On July 17, 1975, Cold War rivals America and the Soviet Union met in Earth orbit as American Apollo astronauts Tom Stafford, Vance Brand and Deke Slayton docked with Soviet Soyuz cosmonauts Aleksey Leonov and Valeriy Kubasov. During their joint mission, the astronauts and cosmonauts assembled this commemorative plaque in orbit as a symbol of the international cooperation. The American side is blue with English text, while the Soviet side is red with Russian text...
Keywords: Who -- Vance Brand; Who -- Deke Slayton; What -- Earth
|Rachmaninoff on Mercury - NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington|
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved the name Rachmaninoff for an intriguing double-ring basin on Mercury. This basin, first imaged in its entirety during MESSENGER's third Mercury flyby, was quickly identified as a feature of high scientific interest, because of its fresh appearance, its distinctively colored interior plains, and the extensional troughs on its floor. The basin's name honors the Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)...
Keywords: What -- Mercury; What -- Crater; Where -- Washington
|Bright Layered Deposits - NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona|
Martian landforms have been shaped by winds, water, lava flow, seasonal icing and other forces over millennia. This view shows color variations in bright layered deposits on a plateau near Juventae Chasma in the Valles Marineris region of Mars. A brown mantle covers portions of the bright deposits. Researchers have found that these bright layered deposits contain opaline silica and iron sulfates. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
Keywords: What -- Mars; Where -- Arizona
|Landsat 7 land cover maps to benefit Chesapeake Bay watershed : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy Michelle Thawley, Mid-Atlantic RESAC|
'Smarter'' land use planning and better estimates of polluted water runoff across the 64,000 square-mile (110,000-square-kilometer) Chesapeake Bay watershed are on the horizon thanks to new land cover maps being produced by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC) at the University of Maryland. These maps, generated by overlaying images from NASA's Landsat 7, will provide a more precise assessment of the presence and amount of different land cover types including resid...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Landsat 7; Where -- Chesapeake Bay; Where -- Maryland; Where -- Washington; Where -- Virginia; Where -- Montgomery
|WISE Lifts Off to Map the Sky - NASA|
NASAâs Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 9:09 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light, picking up the glow of hundreds of millions of objects and producing millions of images. Image Credit: Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance
Keywords: What -- Explorer; What -- WISE
|Winds of Change - X-ray (NASA/CXC/ MIT/C.Canizares, D.Evans et al), Optical (NASA/STScI), Radio (NSF/ NRAO/VLA)|
This is a composite image of NGC 1068, one of the nearest and brightest galaxies containing a rapidly growing supermassive black hole. The X-ray images and spectra obtained using Chandra's High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer show that a strong wind is being driven away from the center of NGC 1068 at a rate of about a million miles per hour. This wind is likely generated as surrounding gas is accelerated and heated as it swirls toward the black hole...
Keywords: What -- Spectrometer; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Very Large Array; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; Where -- NGC 1; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
|Haze over Santiago, Chile After Quake - NASA|
Haze lingered over the metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile, following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010. In an image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite at 14:25 UTC, black smoke hung over the northern part of the city, while light-colored haze (perhaps pollution and/or dust) covered the southern part of the city and filled a canyon that cuts eastward into the mountains...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Santiago; Where -- Chile
|Let There Be Light - NASA|
Endeavour pilot Terry Virts opened the windows of the newly installed cupola one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station's room with a view that they had helped install. The cupola's fully opened windows look down on the Sahara Desert in this image that was 'tweeted' from space by JAXA astronaut and Expedition 22 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi...
Keywords: Who -- Nicholas Patrick; Who -- Soichi Noguchi; What -- International Space Station (ISS)
|NASA Gives California's San Andreas Fault a 3-D Closeup - NASA|
This image showing a portion of the San Andreas Fault along the San Francisco Peninsula was taken by the UAVSAR instrument on NASA's Gulfstream III research aircraft. The narrow body of water running diagonally along the fault from upper left to lower right is the Crystal Springs Reservoir, which provides the primary source of water for San Francisco. Image Credit: NASA
Keywords: What -- San Andreas Fault
|Expedition 22 Lifts Off - NASA|
The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:52 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 20, carrying Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Keywords: Who -- Oleg Kotov; What -- Soyuz TM; Where -- Kazakhstan; Where -- Russia
|Happy Holidays - NASA|
Wishing all the happiest of holidays, members of the Cassini-Huygens team offer their views of Saturn and its moons as gifts to the universe. Cassini-Huygens, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, is a mission that is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA. The Cassini orbiter (pictured at the bottom of this image) and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and...
Keywords: What -- Cassini; What -- Huygens Probe; What -- Saturn